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Bowood House and Gardens

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Bowood House and Gardens

About

Bowood House & Gardens 2019 Open Season 30th March 2019 – 3rd November 2019.

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. Younger children will enjoy meeting friendly farm animals at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm and undercover fun in the soft play area.

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or, visit Bowood House, which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (late April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.

Extras

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - Adventure Playground, Tractor Ted’s Little Farm & Soft Play Area

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Excellent
    267
  • Very Good
    138
  • Average
    64
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    13

Recent Reviews:

  • peterjsloan
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A Glorious Woodland Walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th May 2019
    The Bowood Woodland Gardens are situated on the A342 Chippenham to Devices road between Deer Hill & Sandy Lane villages, [not to be confused with Bowood House]The best time to visit is between 27th... Read full review
  • YunziesTravels
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Healing hands among a flourish of touches ushering in summer at splendid Bowood
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th May 2019
    Stroll, sip, dance or marvel at its array of curiosities, the Bowood Estate has a flourish of touches to welcome guests from far and wide this summer. Set amid parkland designed by Lancelot... Read full review
  • Ishy29
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Visited after staying in Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Hotel
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th May 2019
    Made use of our free visit to Bowood House and Gardens today which is beautiful. Didn’t spend much time in the grounds but enjoyed looking around the house and hearing the history from the lovely... Read full review
Bowood House and Gardens
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1249 812102

Opening Times

Open (30 Mar 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)

* Open daily between 11am and 6pm from April to November.

Last Admissions 5pm and Car Park closes at 6pm.

The House and Soft Play Area close at 5.30 pm and the Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted’s Little Farm close at 5.45pm. The Treehouse café closes at 6.00pm. After the Autumn clock change, all closing times are brought forward one hour.

The Woodland Gardens are open daily between 11am and 6pm from late April to mid June, according to the flowering season.

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Sunday, 18th August 2019 - Sunday, 18th August 2019

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Friday, 31st May 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

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Saturday, 28th September 2019 - Saturday, 28th September 2019

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Saturday, 29th June 2019 - Sunday, 30th June 2019

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Friday, 19th July 2019 - Friday, 19th July 2019

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Planning Planting – Garden Workshop at Bowood House & Gardens
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Thursday, 12th September 2019 - Thursday, 12th September 2019

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Friday, 27th September 2019 - Friday, 27th September 2019

Autumn Posy – Garden Workshop
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Thursday, 10th October 2019 - Thursday, 10th October 2019

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Sunday, 13th October 2019 - Sunday, 13th October 2019

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